Matter: Works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art

With a view to highlighting the material choices artists make, this exhibition entitled ‘Matter’ showcases a selection of gritty, weighty and significant artworks from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, which traverse a range of artistic mediums. Featured works include paintings by Ethel Carrick Fox, Lisa Wolfgramm, Carol Rudyard and Julie Dowling, ceramics by Joan Campbell, the Hermannsburg Potters Group and Toni Warburton, textiles by Eveline Kotai and Rhonda and Susannah Hamlyn, and installation works by Michele Nikou and Sarah Goffman, among many others.

‘The changing states of matter is an apt metaphor for the various transformations that occur as an idea is realised in physical form’, explained exhibition curator and Curator of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, Lee Kinsella.

‘Transitions and transformations – whether they be of light, colour or in relation to personal stories of love and loss – can all be found in this exhibition,’ Kinsella added.

Ethel Carrick Fox, Mixed bunch, n.d., oil on canvas, 35.7 × 46.3cm. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. Courtesy Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Western Australia

Toni Warburton, Self portrait in a fair isle pullover, 1983-85, terracotta and tin-glazed majolica, 15 × 5 × 8cm. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. © and courtesy the artist and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Western Australia

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
17 July to 27 November 2021
Western Australia